When you get to the point where you can no longer get in and out of the bath tub safely it is time to decide what to install in its place that will make taking a bath or shower safe for you. There are many ways to go about doing this and which one you choose will depend on what your preferences are as well as what your mobility issues are like. Each option has its benefits and there is no one good choice, a walk-in bath tub for instance is wonderful for taking baths in but may not be suitable for a family tub if you live with your children and grandchildren. A walk-in bath tub essentially allows you to take a bath sitting in a seat without having to crouch down to get onto the floor of a bathtub.
A walk in door allows you to step into the bathtub without having to lift your legs over the wall of a tub. This step can be especially dangerous for those with mobility issues. A walk-in tub also offers hand holds to stabilize the elderly or disable so that they can get into and out of the tub safely. The non-slip surface on the floor of the tub and on the seat, act as an extra guarantee to keep you from falling when getting in and out of the tub. Some people do not like baths however and may prefer a shower, for those people there are a few other options available. A shower stall can be installed instead of a walk-in bath tub, shower stalls with zero clearance allow you to step in and out of the shower without having to make a step at all and this can be an advantage to those that have knee problems or have had a stroke. A shower stall does have its drawbacks however, for those times when you may want to soak in hot water, you will not be able to do so, and it requires you to stand for long periods of time something that not everyone can do.
You can of course put a seat in the shower to sit on, but there are concerns about its stability and your safety. Hand rails on the sides of the shower stall are essential to make sure that you can keep yourself stable in the shower. Another alternative is to have a walk-in bath tub with a shower, this offers you the best of both worlds, and allows you to take either a shower or a bath, which ever you prefer. An added advantage is that the molded seat of a walk-in bath is secure and will offer you a place to take your shower or bath in comfort. Superior Walk-in Tubs offers some of the best walk-in baths available, with superior materials, excellent guarantees, and the best customer service in the business you will have the walk-in bath tub you want with none of the hassles that you do not need.